Santa Fe, New Mexico’s new mayor , Javier Gonzales, attended the recent National Conference of Mayors and electrified the country. His energy and competence demonstrate a new kind of municipal leadership. Where else in the country do you see bumper stickers stating, “I Love my town. I love my mayor”? So why is Mayor Gonzales boldly embracing public banking for Santa Fe? He knows what many mayors are slow to comprehend: Public banking may be the biggest economic development tool available to cities and that public banking can help citizens, small business, and even private banking. Listen to one of America’s rising political stars – Mayor Javier Gonzales of Santa Fe, New Mexico.